We provide consultancy on social enterprise, business incubation, craft sector development and premises management.

The Cockpit Arts creative business incubator and social enterprise model is widely considered to be innovative and a useful case study of how to create sustainable support in the sector. We draw on our extensive expertise to provide social enterprise consultancy and we also consult on business incubation, craft sector development and premises management. These 4 key areas are highlighted further below.

Our consultancy work is applied both to a national and international context and you can read our Consultancy Case Studies to find out how others have benefitted from our services. We offer an initial free consultation to identify the most appropriate package to suit your needs.  The meeting will be followed up with a specific proposal for support and intended outcomes.  To make an enquiry, please contact:

Vanessa Swann, Chief Executive
+44 (0) 20 7419 1962

David Crump, Head of Business Incubation
+44 (0) 20 7419 1961

Social Enterprise Development

Diagnostic of business idea and business model for start ups

Refining purpose and objectives of the enterprise for start ups

Proposed trading activities and market forecasts for start ups

Organisation design and legal structure

Financial needs and forecasts

Making pitches to funders or investors

Assistance with ‘nuts and bolts’ operational needs to start up the enterprise

Review of business and business model for established businesses

Performance review including identification of issues for established businesses

Goal setting and action planning

Support with development of a sustainable and or growth model including diversification of income for established businesses


Craft Sector Development

The role of intermediaries in the craft sector

Benchmark data on craft business models and growth in the UK

The barriers to growth for craft businesses

The specific needs of craft entrepreneurs


Creative Business Incubation and Development

Design and development of incubation processes

Design of content for business development programmes

Set up and management of micro finance schemes

Creative community development

Impact measurement and evaluation


Property and Premises management

Planning and development issues

Workspace management

Premises and operations management


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